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Without spending a lot of money, you can use wood moldings to transform a plain kitchen into one that attracts attention. If they're proportioned correctly, moldings can make cabinetry an integral part of the home's interior design, or create the look of fine furniture. Here are some tips for using moldings in several areas of the kitchen. Cabinet Tops Placing moldings above wall and tall cabinets serves two purposes: It will camouflage an out-of-level ceiling and de-emphasize joints between cabinets. And it will unify the individual cabinets by drawing the eye to the horizontal line of the molding (see Figure 1). With the right molding, the homeowner's perception will shift from one of "boxes on a wall" to that of